Fact SheetHilton History
Read the news
By Property TypeBy Topic
Get the facts
Hilton HuanyingHilton Blue Papers and Research
- Photos & videos
Let us help you
Media Accommodation Request FormContact Us
Jacqueline ToppingsCONTACTMedia Inquiries ADDRESS7930 Jones Branch Drive
Brand Public Relations,
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
McLean, Virginia 22102
Hilton Durban Appoints Ashley Smit As Front Office Manager
March 23, 2015
DURBAN, South Africa - Hilton Durban today announced the appointment of Ashley Smit as Front Office Manager.
Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, "We are very pleased to announce Ashley's appointment as the new Front Office Manager for Hilton Durban and I look forward to the contributions he will undoubtedly make at Hilton Durban."
Smit brings 10 years of experience to his new role at Hilton Durban. In his former role as the Assistant Front Office Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, he was responsible for overseeing the front office operations such as the service, quality and overall experience of guests.
"I've always had a big heart for hospitality. The rewarding part for me is finding opportunities to connect with our guests. I hope to add value so we can create many more memorable experiences every day," said Smit.
Prior to Michelangelo Hotel, Smit had a year as front office supervisor at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in U.S., giving him great international experience. Prior to his year in the U.S., he was with Champagne Sports Resort and the Makaranga Garden Lodge in KwaZulu Natal.
Media can access additional information about Hilton Durban at news.hilton.com/durban.
+27 0 31 336 8124
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.